Scan new hard drive for bad sectors before installing OS?
Takes too long to scan for bad sectors, and I have never found one. I'm not sure what the symptoms will be if I ever get a bad sector, but I would guess that Windows will cue me when and if it ever happens, then I'll worry about it. Only times I do it is if I am troubleshooting what appears to be a disk problem, but as I said, I've still never found one.
I thought when Windows found a bad sector with chkdsk it marked it as unusable, I didn't think it fixed it.
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